Today the readings were a good reminder of how we are being called to go forward according to the plan Jesus has for us. Looking back at my life and how I continually asked the Lord to show me my path, and there were definitely twists and turns along the way... considering religious life was part of what brought me into The Church with my family of 13, then being told that the sister giving me direction was leaving the order and getting married seemed to make my desire evaporate, then meeting my farmer, but now I have a daughter, who is a nun, a lot due to my call and encouraging all of my children to consider this amazing option of priesthood or religious life! Yes, Hallel also heard the call and answered with the "yes" of her entire life for her LOVE, Jesus Christ, her spouse!
These words about Abram "journeyed on by stages" from Genesis today after the Lord led him to the promised land and to make of him a great nation. Yes, we certainly journey down the narrow path by stages set by our station in life, or our age and point of family life. I was sharing with someone this morning how great it is to have the young family here now, and that it is a special gift to us that we can experience it over again. Yet, I still can come home to my quiet home, and do not have the responsibility of it 24/7. Yes, there have been stages of my nest years and now my being put out to pasture and allowing the younger ones to help out on the farm.
My day has escaped me and my rosary is calling me along with the lawnmower and garden full of weeds. I cling to my prayer time each day, and withstand some judgment and criticism over it. I know that the plank in my eye is huge and causing me to not see clearly most especially with those the closest to me in my domestic church/family. Lord, I need you and cling to you as I blindly go forth from this stage of my life on to the next. I lay my burdens at your feet in the confessional and then I pray that I will return the Mercy that I have been shown by you. Jesus, I trust in you. Amen and Hallelujah
BEATIFICATION DATE SET!
The Michigan Catholic reports Father Solanus Casey will be beatified on Saturday, November 18th, 2017 at Ford Field in Downtown Detroit, Michigan.
Saint Josemaría Escrivá
Feast day: June 26
José María Mariano Escriva Albás was a Roman Catholic priest from Spain who founded Opus Dei, an organization of laypeople and priests dedicated to the teaching that everyone is called to holiness and that ordinary life is a path to sanctity. He was canonized in 2002 by Pope John Paul II, who declared Saint Josemaría should be "counted among the great witnesses of Christianity."
The original Wonder Woman
I am smiling ear to ear! John and I so agree with this... "She is the best mom, right mom?" Yes!!!